YCDS Academy is a multi-sports academy offering young people an unparalleled performance pathway to further their education and in which to champion and nurture new male and female talent in Sport.  

For males and females aged 16-18 years with a keen and active interest in sport, be it as a relative beginner or as a former academy player aspiring to play at semi-professional and elite levels. 

Whether you wish to pursue a career in sport or not, through a combination of elite-level coaching, from fully qualified former pros, with further education, as an integrated part of a schools sixth form, our engaging sports programme will encourage you to thrive academically and professionally.  


YCDS Academy is proud to work alongside and in association with some of the most influential names and organisations from the national sporting industry, and locally with schools, colleges and sports clubs from in and around Nottinghamshire.

Our close ties with this multi-layered network enables us to deliver an affiliated approach to further education that brings together the vast knowledge, experience and skills of all of those involved.   

These collaborations place our students in the best hands whilst offering them an abundance of opportunity in which to achieve their goals and pursue their careers. 

YCDS Academy is fortunate to count just some of the following organisations as its working and educational partners and supporters.

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“Currys are extremely proud to be sponsoring and supporting YCDS in Newark. Sport is extremely important for the physical and mental well-being of young people and we are delighted to see the variety and strength of activities YCDS is offering locally to bring the potential out of our up and coming talent.”

Damian Rodgers, General Manager, Currys Newark


We offer you the opportunity to study a 2-year, full-time education and sports development programme like no other!

You will benefit from 8-10hrs per week of training in your chosen sport. Our elite coaches and staff share your passion for Sport and have been involved in the game at some of the highest achievable levels.